CES 2014: The Reference Series

This week at CES 2014 we were proud to announce our revolutionary new Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection, highlighted by the larger-than-life 120” model.  VIZIO’s most powerful and advanced collection to date, the Reference Series started with a clean sheet of paper and was engineered from the ground up to offer consumers, videophiles and custom integrators an elite collection of TVs designed to set a new standard for world-class picture and audio quality. 

The result of over two years of research and development, the Reference Series by VIZIO was architected with the latest, innovative technologies that redefine best-in-class picture quality: High Dynamic Range combined with a powerful 800 nit bright backlight and 384 Active LED Zones for unprecedented contrast, Ultra-Color Spectrum with full support for true 10-bit color, and incredible Ultra HD picture performance with Spatial Scaling Engine for unmatched transformation of 1080p Full HD content.   

The Reference Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection by VIZIO will be available in 65” and 120” screen sizes – learn more at www.VIZIO.com/CES.

Check out the Reference Series Live from CES: http://youtu.be/kYbPV-XOMCA 

Good for VIZIO Customers and Good for the Environment 

Blog By: Ken Lowe, Vice President and Co-Founder of VIZIO 

For the 2013 model year all VIZIO LCD televisions use LED backlights.

The old method of creating the light was by CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) tubes.  These are similar in operation to the fluorescent tube lamps that are commonplace in stores and offices and like these lamps each CCFL contains a small amount of mercury.  Because of this, care has to be taken when recycling these older LCD TVs because the CCFLs have to be removed unbroken to be disposed of separately ensuring the mercury is recovered.

Another important factor for using LED is that they consume less electricity so that the total power taken by the LCD LED HDTV is significantly less than previous ones.  The average power taken by one of our 32” Class size LCE LED HDTVs is about the same as a 25W incandescent light bulb.  This not only means that it costs less in electricity for our Customers to use their television, it means less demand for electricity and hopefully removing the need to build another power station.

A big bonus with using an LED Backlight is that it also helps improve the quality of the picture, allowing us to use techniques such as local dimming.  It has always been difficult to produce black with LCD panels.  It can seem weird to talk about producing nothing (no light) but when there is still light shining behind the LCD panel it is an enormous task to prevent all of the light from getting through.  With local dimming we are able to reduce the amount of light being emitted by LEDS in areas where the video is dark so the picture is dark, improving the overall picture quality.

For more information on VIZIO’s greener methods, click here: http://store.vizio.com/environment/

The VIZIO Top Value Performer Award is back!


We’re looking for the professional football player who blew away expectations and most outperformed their base salary in 2013. VIZIO is calling on fans from coast-to-coast to choose the 2013 TVP by voting online and on Twitter using player hashtags!

2013 TVP Finalists:

Giovani Bernard—Running Back, Cincinnati

Julius Thomas– Tight End, Denver

Alshon Jeffery—Wide Receiver, Chicago

Zac Stacy—Running Back, St. Louis

Russell Wilson—Quarterback, Seattle

Check it out and make some noise for your pick now: www.VIZIO.com/TVP

VIZIO Visits the Set of Crackle’s Chosen Season 2 

Action-packed and full of shocking plot twists, Crackle’s original series, Chosen, follows an unsuspecting father and lawyer, Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia), as he is thrust into a deadly game where he must kill or be killed.

New characters played by Chad Michael Murray, Sarah Roemer and Brandon Routh are introduced in the much-anticipated second season. VIZIO went behind-the-scenes during the filming of Chosen Season 2 and spent the day with the stars and creators of the show.

Check out the exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes action!

Catch up on Chosen Season 1, available now on the Crackle app on your VIZIO Smart TV or Co-Star Stream Player. Chosen Season 2 premieres exclusively on Crackle on Thursday, December 12th. 

Calling all College Football Superfans! 

Sign up for VIZIO Fandemonium for a chance to win a VIP* package to the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game and a 55” M-Series Smart TV!

All you need to do is show us that you’re a true Superfan—doesn’t matter what team you root for, just upload a video or a photo and your story that proves to the world that nobody is a bigger and more loyal college football fan than you are. We’ll choose the top ten Superfans, then let YOU vote starting 12/16 on which Fan deserves to go to the VIZIO BCS National Championship!

We’re looking for the most passionate and creative College Football fan in the country! Are you fan enough?

ENTER TODAY: www.vizio.com/BCSFanThrowdown

*VIP Package for you and a guest includes: Round Trip tickets to Los Angeles, Hotel accommodations for two nights, Tickets to the BCS Game and VIP tickets to the ESPN tailgate area.

Shop VIZIO Black Friday Now!

Starting now through Monday, December 2, VIZIO is offering incredible deals plus free shipping on HDTVs and Sound Bars while supplies last.

Great Bundle Deals!

70” E-Series Smart TV & 54” Sound Bar + Free Shipping — $1,674.98

60” E-Series Smart TV & 54” Sound Bar + Free Shipping — $1,074.98

Free Sound Bar Offers!

47” M-Series Smart TV + 40” Sound Bar & Free Shipping — $679.99

50” M-Series Smart TV + 40” Sound Bar & Free Shipping — $799.99

Check out the deals and purchase your VIZIO HDTV and Sound Bar here: www.store.vizio.com/BlackFriday.html

Official VIZIO Game Day Guide

Every fan should have the ultimate game day experience. Now, you can make sure you do with the VIZIO Game Day Guide!

The perfect game day begins with the perfect TV for your living room. From 50” to 80”, there’s an ideal size for you. Once you’re all set up, be sure to download the latest sports apps on your VIZIO Smart TV. Keep track of multiple games with Yahoo! Sports, watch clips of your favorite moments with ESPN Extra and don’t forget to keep your friends updated on your teams with the Twitter app.

Last but not least, you can’t have game day without great grub! We’ve chosen a few of our favorite game day recipes to keep you fueled throughout the game. 

Check out the Official VIZIO Game Day Guide: http://store.vizio.com/game-day-guide

P.S. Fandemonium members earn 50 points toward rewards and prizes for visiting the Game Day Guide. Join today!

http://www.viziofanzone.com

Weekly College Fan Match-Ups
Brought to you by VIZIO

For all of our loyal VIZIO fans, you may have noticed a change today when logging into VIZIOfanzone.com. Our all-new Fandemonium landing page highlights the latest tweets, rewards and exciting info for our members.

In addition to being able to complete the same great activities and earn rewards through Fandemonium, we’ve also launched a Weekly College Fan Match-Up page. Each week, fans will have the opportunity to choose which college football match-up they want to see and make noise for their favorite teams with our customized school hashtags. Fans can also keep up-to-date on the social buzz surrounding the top 20 college teams. On top of all of that, fans can enter a weekly Fan Appreciation Giveaway to win exciting prizes like a Hulu Plus subscription or even a 40” 2.0 VIZIO Sound Bar!

If you haven’t already, sign up now for the chance to be part of VIZIO’s Fandemonium community. Once you become a member you can earn points to cash in special VIZIO prizes including a VIZIO Smart TV, Tablet PC and more.

Head on over to VIZIOfanzone.com to sign up and check out the changes.

VIZIO Supports Miracles for Kids

It looks like school is in session here at VIZIO HQ! In order to lend a helping hand, our team held a back to school supplies drive for our wonderful friends at Miracles for Kids. Miracles for Kids is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of critically-ill children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. We’re thrilled to be able to help send these kids back to school with new supplies! 

VIZIO Receives Second Consecutive Highest HDTV Ranking from J.D. Power

 

Here at VIZIO, we strive for excellence and always aim to bring our customers high-quality products. And now, we’re very proud to announce that we have received J.D. Power’s “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches (Tied)” ranking. This marks the second year in a row we have received the highest score ranking for HDTVs from J.D. Power.

The J.D. Power 2013 HDTV Satisfaction Report looked at multiple factors including ease of operating, competitiveness of the price paid, and styling and appearance. 

We plan to continue to bring our customers the highest ranked product offerings. Look for us to go for the three-peat next year!

For more information, click here to check out the official press release on VIZIO.com.

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